Keir Starmer was 'beaten up' defending gay friend from attack as a teen
Finally started reading 'The Right to Rule: Thirteen Years, Five Prime Ministers and the Implosion of the Tories' by Ben Riley-Smith
The core new material for the book comes from interviews. More than 120 people were interviewed between November 2022 and July 2023. The audio recordings last longer than a hundred hours, the transcripts go beyond a million words. Most of those conversations were conducted off the record, which means that the information and quotes generated could be used but not attributed by name to the person speaking. However, it was agreed that I could doubleback afterwards and request interviewees to put certain remarks on the record. I tried to do this wherever possible, given that it is so much better for the reader to know explicitly who is speaking. The vast majority of interviewees put at least some remarks on the record. Some made tweaks to wording before signing them off. A list of some one hundred people who were interviewed is provided below, which will give the reader a sense of the breadth of sources. A good many asked to remain anonymous, especially those still inside the government; they are not named on the list. Other briefer, more casual conversations that fed into the book are also not captured here.
Grandad why did the planet die? What did your generation do to try and stop it? ….. we made cocktails for our shareholders
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In London in January? I'm running a radical left archives drop in - items on the Independent Labour Party, anarchism, social democratic federation, protests and more.
Free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/radical-left-archives-drop-in-session-tickets-754478895687?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Happy Monday! We'll be sharing a weekly photograph of George Lansbury from the archives.
Here is George with his daughter Daisy Postage. As well as working as her father's secretary, Daisy was an activist and was involved in the suffragette movement. She famously dressed up as Sylvia Pankhurst to help the real Sylvia Pankhurst evade capture from the police.
We're the George Lansbury Memorial Trust, set up in 2012 to commemorate the life of George Lansbury; the life-long campaigner for social justice.
George started life as a radical Liberal, became a socialist in the early 1890s & joined the Social Democratic Federation, Independent Labour Party, and then finally a Labour MP in 1922, leading the Party in the early 1930s.
We organise events and promote his legacy
📘 Massimo Asta and Pedro Ramos Pinto edited the book "The Value of Work since the 18th Century. Custom, Conflict, Measurement and Theory".
With examples ranging across several centuries and different parts of the globe, it shows how wages are influenced by the specific organization and processes of work, conflict and power, social status and hierarchies between workers, etc.
I'm running the George Lansbury Memorial Lecture today.
We have Lord Alf Dubs talking about Britain's response to refugees. It's free and online, and if you come in person there are free drinks at the reception afterwards...https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/refugees-britains-response-and-the-global-situation-tickets-690038653187?aff=oddtdtcreator
Recently digitised and published open access online is volume 17 of George Lansbury's papers. You can view it here: https://lse-atom.arkivum.net/uklse-dl1gl01
For those who like their podcasts, a new podcast is out today called "Good George Lansbury" which covers his life: https://www.redheavenproject.com/episodes/georgelansbury
A photograph of George with his wife Bessie staring at the camera, with a crowd of people behind them all looking at the camera too. This picture was taken in Leningrad.
George photographed posing on a motorbike in a black hat. There are trees and vegetaration in the background and it looks like he is on a dirt track somewhere. This photograph was taken in the US,
A photograph of a group of man with banners and signs standing in fron of a buildling with the title "Socialist Literature Depot". One of the banners reads: "The world for the Workers. ILP Branch, Hastings". This photograph comes from the archives of the Independent Labour Party.
We've just published volume 17 of George Lansbury's archive, which covers his peace campaign up until his death. It also includes lots of correspondence about refugees. It's online here: https://lse-atom.arkivum.net/uklse-dl1gl01
"By combining innovative methods in economic history with an economic approach, Goldin has demonstrated that several different factors have historically influenced – and still influence – the supply of and demand for female labour. ... To achieve these insights, Goldin looked back over two hundred years."
📌 Industrial robots today are programmed to perform specific and repetitive tasks, which limits their versatility; to make them perform different actions, they need to be reprogrammed by a person.